Overview of Treasury’s Final Rule and Reporting Portal Training Webinar
Treasury’s final rule for ARPA funds becomes effective on April 1st and the first report for NEU’s quickly follows on April 30th. As an “NEU,” once a year, you are required to submit Project and Expenditure reports, which includes project, obligation, and expenditure data, project demographics, subaward data, required programmatic data, and Civil Right compliance information. The first reporting deadline for NEUs is April 30, 2022, and covers the period between March 3, 2021 and March 31, 2022.
Take steps now to prepare for this first report! Under ARPA’s final rule, cities and towns have far greater flexibility in eligible uses of funds and greater simplification on how they can spend these dollars.
Join NHMA’s Government Finance Advisor Katherine Heck who will review these changes and clarifications in the final rule and walk members through the Treasury’s reporting portal and resources.
NHMA encourages all members to access the Treasury Portal as soon as possible in order to confirm their accounts, designate SLFRF reporting roles, and submit the required agreements and supporting documentation to Treasury prior to the submission of the first Project and Expenditure Report.
RECENT TREASURY GUIDANCE
This week, Treasury posted links to webinars for NEU's on their website, along with their slides.
Treasury website for NEU's: Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for Non-entitlement Units of Local Government
- For NEU local elected officials: Introductory overview of SLFRF Compliance and Reporting Guidance for NEU's- presentation and recorded webinar
- For NEU grant managers: Step-by-step guidance on account creation, roles, and agreements/supporting docs submission for NEU's: NEU Intro to Reporting
Please visit Treasury’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds website.
- Compliance and Reporting Guidance: The guidance explains all the required reports in detail and is the best resource for any reporting questions.
- Reporting guidance technical assistance webinars: These webinars covered broad reporting requirements, beyond the items required of NUEs. These webinars provide a good overview of the basic reporting requirements. Please note that these webinars are in the process of being updated based on the recently released Reporting Guidance.
- General FAQs and NEU-specific FAQs: The FAQs are the best resource for any policy related questions related to eligible uses of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.
As a NEU, there are two tasks for you requiring immediate action to meet the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) requirements:
To assist recipients with login into Treasury’s Portal, an NEU User Guide is posted to assist NEUs to confirm their reporting roles and provide the required documentation to Treasury.
(1) Register and sign up for Treasury’s portal
(a) New users should register for Treasury’s portal at login.gov and sign up here https://portal.treasury.gov/Compliance/s/
(b) Users who have already registered through ID.me can sign up here https://portal.treasury.gov/cares/s/slt.
(2) All users should log into the portal, confirm their roles, and provide their SLFRF information.
- NEU Intro to Reporting – Account Creation, Roles, and Agreements/Supporting Docs Submission
- Project and Expenditure Report - submission of the Project and Expenditure Report
- Reporting Tiers - overview of each reporting tier and how to identify the reporting tier for a jurisdiction
- Account Creation and Login - creation of account in Treasury’s Portal through ID.me or Login.gov
- User Roles - assignment and updates of user roles in Treasury’s Portal
- Bulk Uploads - overview of submitting bulk uploads in Treasury’s Portal
- Interim Report and Recovery Plan- submission of Interim Reports and Recovery Plans using Treasury’s Portal
Recipients may send any questions that are not answered in these materials to SLFRP@treasury.gov.
Treasury Contact Center : (844)529-9527